Family Support Worker (Blackpool)

School-Home Support is a dynamic charity with proven impact. For over 30 years it has been working with children and young people struggling to stay in school due to a wide range of complex family issues. We get children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

Family Support Worker 

Full-time post working across high schools in Blackpool

Salary: £22,438 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Blackpool. Successful candidates will have experience of working effectively with a wide range of factors and family dynamics which impact upon children’s capacity to learn. The post holder will have strong abilities in engaging hard to reach children, young people and families and a confident ability to form effective professional partnerships with schools, internal and external services.

The successful candidate will work as part of the School-Home Support outreach team and link closely with the high schools in Blackpool to deliver targeted casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, young people and their families. 

The main focus of the role is to improve school attendance and engagement in learning along with reducing exclusions. This is to be achieved by enhancing the link between school and home, direct work with children and young people, support for the family and liaison with other agencies. This will entail roles which take place in schools, family homes, community venues and also remote working. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Donna Rose, Targeted Support Coordinator (Blackpool SHS team), on 07811 998043.

Please see the job description and person specification for full details.

To apply for this post, please fill in an application form and send to recruitment@shs.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications:  23:00 on Wednesday 1 July 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 7 July 2020

 

School-Home Support takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.